“Trump vetoes colossal $740 billion defense bill, breaking with Republican-led Senate,” blares the headline at CNBC.
And not only with Senile Rethugs: he breaks with his predecessors, too. A mere four presidents in the 50+ years of the “must-pass” National Defense Authorization Act courageously refused to sign this legislation that picks Americans’ pockets for “our troops.” (And those four capitulated later. Assuming, that is, that we can trust our source: the Rethugs on the House Armed Services Committee. Which I doubt, given their propaganda in what should be a simple recital of facts: “This is the first time that the Commander-in-Chief will sacrifice national security by vetoing a bill that provides pay and benefits for our troops, as leverage for his larger domestic political agenda.” Hey, with brainwashing this egregious, these politicians oughta be in media. What’s that? Oh, you’re right: they are).
Trump’s action here is truly heroic, as is his explanation of his veto:
“Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions,” Trump wrote in a lengthy statement to Congress.
“It is a ‘gift’ to China and Russia…”
Wow. And yet the Dims pretend that most Americans were stupid enough to vote for President-Select Biden.7:46 am on December 24, 2020 Email Becky Akers